Organic Pinkus Jubilate | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

85 Reviews
Organic Pinkus JubilateOrganic Pinkus Jubilate

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RBorsato on 12-16-2002

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 125
Photo of mhaws000
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a medium copperish brown with a very light head the dissipated quickly.
S-Mainly toasted bread with a slight sweetness, a slight earthiness from the hops but very subtle.
T-dark toast with some fruity notes. Everything is very subdued, nothing overpowering or obtrusive at all. Well-balanced but very mild.
M-Light bodied with just enough carbonation to give it a light crisp feel. Very refreshing, great for a hot summer afternoon.
O-This beer was not anything overly impressive, just a nice well balanced beer.

 520 characters

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears dark amber caramel tinted body with a light khaki head forming thick and billowing with fine bubbles. Fine lacing coats the sides of the glass. Nice touch of dark fruit roasted malts nothing too overbearing still very German in nature. Apples/raisins with hints of malted barley and grassy hops. Flavor has juicy caramel malts/hints of raisin and apple juiciness. Overall nice flavor going on I can't really get enough of the Pinkus offerings, their simple but yet really flavorful. Burp noble hops as you sip, enjoy the light crisp body with natural carbonation levels. Drinkability is awesome one of the best dark lagers I've come across recently.

 657 characters

Photo of TOJO12
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a fairly dark chocolate brown with little carbonation and virtually no lacing.

S - Faint malt aroma with little to no hops present.

T - The first sip is metallic but there after there's a pleasant chocolate taste but no hops that I can pick up. I was also expecting some sort of spice because I assumed Jubilate had something to do with Christmas. However, that may be a false assumption on my part as chocolate is the only flavor discernible.

M - somewhat watery.

D - I would drink this beer if someone offered it to me but probably wouldn't seek it out.

 574 characters

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to deep amber in color with an off white head. In the aroma, sweet caramel and light roasted malts. In the taste, starts caramel like and ends with a fruitiness of white grapes, but make no mistake, it is a lager all the way through. A somewhat of a lager bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fruitiness and lager notes in the aftertaste. A clean lager and nice fruit notes.

 407 characters

Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alright a full British pint!

A - Pours a bit lighter than a dunkel. Sort of a lager tone. Looks dark amber with an inch of head of foam that disappears pretty quickly. Still a nice bit left and a ring of lacing.

S - mmm I can pick up grains, banana, wheat, mild hops, and some clove.

T - Wow the flavor is really timid has a sort of sweet tone from very mild clove but no real banana to speak of. Grains are not that harsh either and hops are balanced but everything kind of cancels each other. Pretty smooth with no metallic.

M - Medium to light but still a nice sipper.

D - Well I don't think I ever had a Dunkel Lager but having them together seems to cancel each other out. No bitterness from the lager, yet no underline banana from the dunkel so it was balanced but the flavors were just bland. Still a great German beer!

 832 characters

Photo of dasenebler
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 5/11. 5.3 percent ABV.

Pours an attractive, clear dark amber with a thick, creamy heady. Good retention and above-average lacing.

Aroma is malty and buttery, with great nutty notes of hazelnut and chestnut.

Flavor is not as malty as expected, but there is some pleasant crusty bread and the slightest roasty note. Oddly acidic-fruity. Bit of caramel. The finish is sub-par though, and this beer is not terribly clean, with a metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin and bubbly.

Drinks pretty well despite the strange flavor. An okay Vienna lager.

 570 characters

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a finger high off white head that faded away very quickly. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of nutty malts with notes of caramel and toffee in the nose.
T: The overall taste is very nutty and has a slight amount of sweetness, with notes of caramel and toffee.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation.
D: This is a very easy beer to drink; it has a low alcohol content and goes down very smoothly.

 536 characters

Photo of vandemonian
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a darkish amber colour and nice 1 cm head. The smell is of citrus, hops and some breadiness. The wheatiness is immediately apparent along with some malt. The aftertaste is sour and yeasty. This beer feels great in the mouth, but I don't love the flavour.

 268 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark rusted brown colour, with two fingers of soapy tan head, which leaves some pretty solid painted lace around the glass in its wake. Its smells of toasted biscuit/caramel malt, a bit of ash, and strong earthy, leafy hops. The taste is mildly roasted, and sour, caramel malt, some soft fruitiness, and more earthy, herbal hops. The carbonation is slightly on the low side, the body medium-heavy in weight, but still with the palate-scraping edge. It finishes dry and crisp, like a beefed-up lager should.

A malt-heavy concoction, but still pleasingly dry, and complex enough in its follow-through.

 618 characters

Photo of largadeer
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Into a 25cl tulip, Jubilate pours a ruddy brown color that's rather hazy compared to other dunkels I've drank recently. A hard pour leaves me with a finger of off-white head, which settles to a disc.

The nose brings to mind dates and other dried fruits, along with smatterings of toasted malt and brown sugar. Quite nice, the aroma is the highlight of the beer.

On the palate it's a bit more rough; there's a note of grainy, husky astringency up front, leading into flavors of mineral, tart red grapes, toast and herbal hops. The body is a touch thin, and there's a slight metallic astringency that puts me off a bit. It's not an offensive beer by any means, it's quite drinkable and enjoyable, but it's not upper-tier for the style.

 774 characters

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour into my 25cl glass produces a three-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a deep, burnt amber color that shows a clear, red-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet, toasted malt and reminds me of prunes, brown sugar crusted nicely toasted dark whole grain bread crust, a touch of umami like salty / caramelized malt character, a touch of almost roasted grain in the finish. I really like how rich and satiating the nose on this beer smells; it is surprisingly hearty for a beer of this strength.

Somewhat lighter bodied than the nose suggested (but I didn't expect a beer of 5.5% to actually feel rich on the palate), but it still has some viscous body to it that coats the palate and makes this more of a sipping brew than one meant to be quaffed in mass quantities. Toasted, whole grain, brown bread notes form a solid core to this beer and these are backed by a complexly caramelized malt character that is offset by a hint of herbal and bitter hop notes in the finish. A touch of roast character towards the finish adds some touches that are a bit like a city roast coffee, but with a grain-husk edge to it. Very smooth feeling as it slides across the tongue. Richly caramelized malt character (though not like the typical American Crystal Malt flavors at all) contribute a nice richness and suggest some touches of concentrated fruit like dates or prunes (though this doesn't really have much in the way of fruit flavors to it).

This is quite the nice brew; I am really digging the rich malt character in the nose and even the flavor has something similar. This has definitely been a nice surprise.

 1,672 characters

Photo of Derek
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep copper with a light tan head, thin ring of retention.

S: Floral hops with a light, herbal spicyness, some underlying grainy sweetness.

T: Floral, spicy, grainy, nutty, brown sugar, balanced bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body has a crisp finish.

D: An okay drinker.

 279 characters

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue XI:

This rendition of an early 19th century German Dark Lager was first brewed in 1966 to pay tribute to 150 years of brewing.

Clear orangey-brown in color with an impressive-looking head that is off-white in color with tiny beaded bubbles clinging to the glass. Clean aroma with hints of cocoa powder, faint herbal hop and a kiss of grape skin. Smoothness runs deep with a rolling crispness in the back that shows a moderate-sized body. Extremely clean palate with a full jacket of malt flavors, from bready to cracker to light carob. Kiss of grape skin and clean, grassy husk show off the quality malts. Balanced hoppiness gives a quick hit of bitterness and some herbal flavor. Finishes dry with lingering carob powder and bread crust.

Sometimes complexity is not needed to make or break a beer. There are subtle complexities here, but its cleanliness and drinkability, along with the old-world lager flavor, makes this beer what it is. Lovely stuff it is--put it on your must try list.

 1,041 characters

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark copper with a thin eggshell head that provides sticky lacing. There is a slight haze as well. Carbonation is fine, and produces tiny bubbles. Aromas are almost non-existant. Faint hints of biscuit and caramel are all I get. Taste is more. Caramel and toast, and some cereal grains, along with some fruity traits. Hops give the beer a dry clean finish. Medium bodied, yet this brew is not filling. A good brew, and a very easy drinking brew, I might add.

 476 characters

Photo of yemenmocha
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cola colored brown with light brown head. Slight haze is noted. Nose has some light bready aromas, with perhaps some very gentle holiday spices. Palate offers a core flavor of toasted malts, faint cocoa, and is rather light bodied and easy drinking.

 257 characters

Photo of biggred1
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, russet brown with a thin eggshell head that quickly shrinks to a skim and leaves spotty lace on the glass. Cocoa, caramel and toasty grain comprise the mild aroma. Toasty malt and cocoa with a mild floral hop bitterness in the finish. The flavor of the beer is pleasant enough, but it's a little underwhelming. Light bodied and slightly creamy with palate scrubbing carbonation. A little more body and depth of flavor would really help me like this beer more. Jubilate is a good beer but nothing special.

 510 characters

Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Transcribed from undated notes (probably Spring 2009).

I had not even heard of this Certified Organic beer until I was turned onto it at Bridgewaters Pub. It poured with a finger of fluffy, light-tan head with mild retention. Color was a brownish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal-like, grainy, biscuity quality. Mouthfeel was medium with a chocolate/honey/toasty taste on the tongue. Finish had the distinct lager sweetness. A very clean tasting beer!

 468 characters

Photo of MAB
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite nice.
It looks very nice in a glass, with its white head contrasting its dark brown color.
It smells like a beer should, I suppose. This one is not very hoppy.
In the initial taste, I mostly got malty flavours, with a roasted and caramel kind of undertone. There's a modicum of hop bitterness but its mostly sweet and light on the palate.
Nice-sized bottle; the amount was just right to enjoy before dinner. I'd have it again.

 432 characters

Photo of udubdawg
3.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks pretty good in the glass. Sort of a dark orange that looks quite brown if not much light shines through it. Clear, and a decent frothy head.
Sadly that is one of the highlights. The aroma is simply underwhelming. I want toast and just general richness - liquid bread! This is thin, moderately bready and nothing like what I expected. Something seems mildly acidic and just off and I can't put my finger on it.
Taste is a few steps up from aroma. The beer isn't quite as thin, but the malt is again lacking in character. Sort of a dunkel-light. Strange sort of citric tartness though it wasn't that strong. Thankfully it sticks with me rather well in the finish, a sort of bready and lightly carmelized malt flavor. All in all not bad.
A little thin, and light on carb. Drinkability was surprisingly high. I guess I kept drinking fast looking for more. I'd try it again, but wouldn't look for it.

 901 characters

Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is brown and slightly hazy. Carbonation is really high and the bubbles are small. Forms a thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks awesome.

Aroma is slightly sweet and wet.

Beer is medium in body and slightly....tart? I'm going to taste again, I think the carbonation is giving me a slight sour note to the whole thing but not like a sour. There is some bitterness from the grains at the back. Overall its OK. Not my favorite Pinkus but a good beer.

 481 characters

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only my second Pinkus beer. The Jubilate pours a very dark amber, but is still somewhat transparent. There is nice head that laces the glass. It smells very rich, somewhat familiar but I can't put my finger on it. Taste is somewhat sweet at first, a little more bitter in the aftertaste. The taste lingers with you. Not my favorite beer, but it isn't bad.

 355 characters

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish copper with a thick, frothy white head that slowly thins out but remains full.
Smell is fairly sweet, spicey malts. Creamy, mild caramel notes, butter, and faint toffee.
Taste slightly toasty and buttery malts. Faint notes of spice, fig, ginger, and with some more nutty malts on the finish.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, with a crisp and slightly dry finish. Good level of carbonation.
Very drinkable beer. ABV is relatively low, and the beer is very well-rounded.
I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one, especially after seeing the overall rating. I personally think this one is vastly underrated!

 620 characters

Photo of Reidrover
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, different label from the one in the site. "certified organic". Ok looking beer medium brown with a tiny tan head. I actually liked the aroma very malty, caramel,toasted cereals, hints of fruit, very nice. Taste is also malt dominated but slightly bitter with some biscuit aspects, Ok on the palate ,nothing special really. Nice enough beer but doesnt really appeal much.

 384 characters

Photo of brentk56
3.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ice tea brown color with a robust head that sticks and laces

Smell: Crusty brown bread in abundance, with hints of cocoa dust

Taste: Opens with a whole wheat bread flavor but by mid-palate, a sour rye aspect enters the profile and overwhelms the cocoa powder elements that appear underneath; after the swallow, while the sourness ebbs and the breadiness returns, the damage is still done

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation but mouth-puckering sour

Drinkability: Not sure whether the souring flavor is intentional or due to age/mishandling but other reviewers have picked up on this; such a shame as the beer has nice qualities otherwise

 692 characters

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, lager yeast and touches of chocolate and hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain, lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and chocolate come in. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, nothing outstanding about this beer, but it's a solid dark and mild lager that is worth drinking if you're in the mood for the style.

 814 characters

Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.61 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.